Jibril, who was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Adm. Ameen Ikioda, gave the task in Abuja while decorating nine newly promoted Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commanders with their new ranks.
According to him, all the system requires from those promoted is more hard work and dedication.
“Today those of you that had been decorated and recognised by the system to have contributed enough for you to merit your elevation is a thing of joy.
“I must say by this elevation, all those innuendos that we used to tolerate from you as lieutenants will no longer be.
“As you grow higher the responsibilities that are trusted on you become higher too. [eap_ad_1] “And we expect too that your response time will be improved, most of the things will not be overlooked,” he said.
The Naval Chief said that the promotion was a pointer to the fact that their new ranks required greater performance on their assigned task.
He also urged the officers to celebrate their promotion, adding that it was not all of them that sat for the examination that were successful.
“I urge you to be grateful to President Goodluck Jonathan and the Chief of Naval Staff for finding you worthy.
“I also urge the families of the newly promoted officers to continue to support them,’’ Jibril said.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Lt.-Cdr. Biodun Ayeoyenikan, pledged to discharge their duties with absolute loyalty.
He also thanked the President and the Chief of Naval Staff for the honour done them.
Those decorated were Lt. Cdrs Biodun Ayeoyenikan, Dennis Ikpi, Emeka Amadi, Bakatu Etsu, Salisu Bawa and Mutiu Olasunkanmi.
Others were Lt. Cmdrs Tidah Kurmi, Abubakar Usman and Omotayo Bamidele. (NAN)